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Impressions: Persona 5

“Take your heart!” The Persona series of games is well known in in gaming circles as an incredibly popular Japanese Roleplaying Game. Being hailed by some as the greatest JRPG of all time is what drew my attention to Persona 5. I have a love-hate relationship with Japanese Roleplaying Games. When they are good, they

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Games We Grew Up With: Crash Team Racing

For some people their first racing game was Gran Turismo or Mario Cart, but for me my first racing game was Crash Team Racing. In fact this was my first Crash Bandicoot game. I had played the original crash bandicoot at a friend’s house, but had never got further than the second level. Crash Team

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‘Show, Don’t Tell’ in From Software Games

“Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.” ‘Show, don’t tell’ is a staple of advice given to everyone who tries to tell a story. The purpose behind this advice is to avoid excessive exposition; the temptation of every storyteller who wants to let the reader know

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Games We Grew Up With: Spider-Man

‘Greetings true believers and newcomers alike…’ Spider-Man on the original Playstation was one of the first games where I ever played as a super hero, and also one of the first games that gave me nightmares. The game starts with a splash screen where you can pick the difficulty. My brothers spent too many minutes

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This is art, not real life celebrates it’s first birthday!

This is so exciting! This is art, not real life is officially one year old today! Over the past year we have had over 900 views from over 300 visitors, which really picked up when I started to create content regularly in May. Thank you so much to all of you who have read, liked,

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Impressions: Alien Isolation

‘In space no one can hear you scream.’ Ripley has the motion detector in hand, watching the little blinking light get closer. Her heart is pounding in fear. She has to get away. There is nothing she can do to stop the monster that hunts her. She can only escape. It could be an Alien

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Games We Grew Up With: Tekken 3

‘HIAH!’ – Paul, Tekken 3 I remember the first time I played the original Sony Playstation. It was a Christmas, and my parents had bought the Playstation for my uncle. The Playstation came with a demo disc, which had demos for several games, including a strange physics game where you play as a rubber ball,

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Book Review: Barefoot Gen Volume 1

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‘Gen is my alter ego and his family are just like my own.’   Japan is the only country in the history of the world that has had an atomic bomb used against it in war. It went through that trauma twice. When I finished reading Barefoot Gen I did not have any words to

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How many timelines are there in the X-Men film universe?

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‘Mankind has always feared what it can’t understand.’ I watched ‘Dark Phoenix’ with my family over the weekend, which was an enjoyable film experience, and as we left the screen my Dad turned to me and said ‘So how does that all fit in with ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’?’ What followed was a rather long discussion with

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